Author Topic: B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser  (Read 5077 times)

Offline Ogre

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B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser
« on: December 05, 2008, 05:25:12 PM »
Just uploaded a model of the Narn cruiser over at Ashundar.  Should be available as soon as OB approves it.

approved   http://www.ashundar.com/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item466
« Last Edit: December 07, 2008, 01:09:57 AM by Ogre »
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Offline Mohawk20

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Re: B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 06:31:28 PM »
It could do with some more reflectiveness, but the model itself looks great, you really put a lot of work into this, and it shows!
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Offline Ogre

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Re: B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 07:45:19 PM »
It could do with some more reflectiveness, but the model itself looks great, you really put a lot of work into this, and it shows!

Yup a little more needed. I shy away from reflectivity until the final render. My laptop SLOWS down..........People can adjust that themselves. Thanks for the comment.
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Offline Ogre

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Re: B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 01:07:36 AM »
"If you find me feeding daisies
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Offline Matt

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Re: B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 05:30:32 PM »
If you're using the reflectivity setting on a Default Shader, it shouldn't slow things down. If you use the Reflective Shader, you can keep it fast by disabling ray-traced reflections.
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Offline Ogre

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Re: B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 07:16:08 PM »
Thanks Matt.  i've stayed away from any reflectivity for awhile because of issues in early tech preview releases or misconceptions on my part. I should start using it more. Thanks.
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Offline Mandrake

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Re: B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 03:41:30 PM »
I don't know Ogre, you may want to stay away from, all the condiments, just because it makes the tgos much heavier, to download.

Offline Mr_Lamppost

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Re: B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2008, 11:05:56 PM »
I like it with a non reflective finish, too much specular reflection often makes things look like cheap plastic toys.  Even the original B5 scenes often suffered from this.  That said almost all surfaces have a very small amount of specular reflection.

When you are thinking of render times remember that there are two types of reflectivity available within TG2.  The specular component of the default shader will produce glossy highlights and has little or no affect on render times.  Actual mirror like reflections require the addition of a reflective shader with ray traced reflections enabled, this quite definitely has an effect on render time particularly if “Soft” reflections are used. 

P.S.  many thanks for the excellent model. 
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Re: B5 Narn G'Quan Heavy Cruiser
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2008, 03:25:30 AM »
You've got to remember the times in which Babylon 5 was made which was on Commodore Amiga computers using vary early versions of Lightwave well before it had Radiosity, in those days it was pure ray-tracing back then and it was a real job to prevent graphics at that time form looking like plastic which many of them did back then, how times have changed.  ;D

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